The beautiful lake of Derwentwater is located in the north of the Lake District, and is surrounded by magnificent fells. Beingthree miles long andone mile wide this awe-inspiring water allows for anyone to find a peaceful and tranquil place to take a stroll along the lakeshore.

The Four Islands that are on the lake are owned by the National Trust as well as the majority of the lakeside. Derwent Isle is the largest of the four islands and is home to a large house known as the Derwent Isle House. Great views can be seen of the isle from Friars Crag which is a stretch of shore sticking out in to Derwentwater. Many famous words have been written about this magnificent view of the clear waters and surrounding fells. A short stroll from the boat mooring point, this pathway is suitable for wheelchair users along the shore, a perfect spot for a lunch time picnic.

If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous, why not take a trip on a boat from one of the many boat launches found around the lake. There are so many options, you can hire your own rowing boat or just sit back, relax and take in the picturesque view by taking one of the popular cruises along the lake.

For those with energy, whynot venture up Catbells to get a brilliant panoramic view of the lake, this 450 metre high fell is one of the most popular in the area partly due to the amazing 360 view you find at the top. It's a great challenge for a family afternoon out.